By: Hibernian Media on 10 Jul, 2020 08:39
Drey Wright has agreed to become our first new signing of the 2020/21 season.
The 25-year-old winger, who caught the eye with his direct and skilful performances for St Johnstone, has agreed a two-year contract that will kick in from July 26 – which honours the agreement made with our players on existing deferrals.
Drey was so determined to push through a move to Easter Road that he rejected a number of other offers and expressed a real desire to join Jack Ross and his new team-mates for training at the Hibernian Training Centre ahead of time.
A delighted Drey said: "No-one had to explain the size of Hibernian as a club to me and as soon as I got off the phone from speaking to the gaffer and Graeme Mathie I knew it was the move I wanted to make.
“I spoke to a few boys who have played here and it was an easy decision in the end.
“First and foremost, I’ll give it everything I’ve got in every game. I know I’ll be expected to bring goals and assists, to help bring drive and energy to contribute in the attacking areas, but I also want to build a good relationship with the full-backs and make sure I can offer them some protection.
“They’ve made me feel really welcome and I can’t wait for the games to get up and running.”
Of his first summer recruit, Jack said: “We’ve identified key areas in the squad where we think it’s important to strengthen and the wider area is one of them. We have Daryl Horgan and Martin Boyle but there’s not much width beyond that, even with the younger players that are coming through.
“We wanted another option in that area, which allows us to be flexible in how we use Daryl and Martin. Drey’s quick, he’s direct and enjoyed a really good season with St Johnstone.
“He was one we’d identified a long time ago, so we’re pleased – despite everything that’s been going on in the world – that we’ve been able to get him in. He’s been good in training, settled in well with the group and I’m looking forward to seeing him in action properly.”